Naš tim

Većina tima koja radi u Izvoru su Amerikanci sa sjedištem u Sarajevu, ili drugim gradovima Bosne i Hercegovine, već nekoliko godina i govore tečno bosanski jezik. Tokom godine dolaze i ekipe iz SAD-a,  kako bi asistirale u našem programu. To specijalno pomaže sa kursevima engleskog jezika, jer studentima daje mogućnost da pričaju sa drugim ljudima kojima je prvi jezik Engleski. 


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Our Team

The majority of Izvor’s staff are Americans who have been living in Sarajevo and/or Bosnia-Herzegovina for several years and are fluent in the local language. Throughout the year, we also have teams and interns who come to assist with our programs on a short-term basis. This is especially beneficial in our language courses as it gives our students the opportunity to listen to and speak with native speakers of English. 


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Članovi tima / Team Members


  • Petula Myers

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  • Michael Strand

    Greetings! My name is Michael. I grew up on a small farm in Wisconsin, USA, near Chicago. In university I studied business and technology, and I also met my lovely wife, Lia. Together we have five children. I worked for a long time in large companies and was involved in local community organizations. In my few spare minutes, I enjoy reading, playing guitar, running, biking, hiking, and a good cup of strong coffee with even better conversation!


    Pozdravi! Ja sam Michael. Rođen sam i odrastao sam na maloj farmi u Wisconsinu, u Americi, blizu Chichaga. Studirao sam biznis i tehnologiju na univerzitetu gdje sam upoznao i svoju voljenu suprugu Liu. Zajedno imamo petero djece. Dugo sam radio u velikoj kompaniji i bio uključen u radu zajednice. U svojih nekoliko slobodnih minuta, uživam u čitaju, sviranju gitare, trčanju, vožnji bicikla, planinarenju i u dobroj šoljici jake kafe uz još bolji razgovor!

  • LIa Strand

    My name is Lia, and I am glad to be part of the Izvor team! I am the wife of Michael and the mother of five beautiful children, three young adults and two in high school. Inviting others into our home and long talks with friends over coffee brings us great joy. Early mornings, reading, and long walks refresh my soul. I look forward to meeting and serving you and your children!


    Moje ime je Lia. Drago mi je da mogu biti dio Izvor tima. Ja sam Michaelova supruga i majka petero predivne djece, troje odraslih i dvoje srednjoškolaca. Pozivanjem drugih u naš dom i dug razgovor sa prijateljima uz kafu donosi nam veliku radost. Rana jutra, čitanje i duge šetnje osvježavaju mi dušu. Radujem se susretu i služenju Vama i Vašoj djeci.

  • Laura Eckman

    Dobro došli! Welcome, dear students and friends! 

    I am Laura, one of your English Instructors and the Children’s Activities Coordinator here at Izvor. I am one of five girls who grew up about an hour north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before coming to Sarajevo in 2009, I worked various jobs that included caring for students at a boarding school and teaching and mentoring college students. Over the years, I have enjoyed learning your language as well as about your history and culture. I, especially, love the way you all value family, hospitality and friendship. When I am not at the center, I love to go to coffee, go to plays and museums, sing, walk along Wilson’s promenade and write poetry in both my first and second languages. Thanks so much for coming! I look forward to getting to know you better!


    Dobro došli, dragi studenti i prijatelji!

    Ja sam Laura, jedna od Vaših instruktora engleskog jezika i koordinator dječijih aktivnosti ovdje u Izvoru. Jedna sam od pet kčerki koja je odrasla oko sat vremena sjeverno od Pittsburgha, Pennsylvania. Prije nego što sam došla u Sarajevo 2009 god., radila sam razne poslove, koji su uključivali brigu o studentima u internatu, podučavanje i mentorstvo. Tokom godina uživala sam u učenju Vašeg jezika, kao i o Vašoj istoriji i kulturi. Posebno mi se sviđa kako svi volite i cijenite porodicu, prijateljstvo i gostoprimstvo. Kada nisam u Centru, volim otići na kafu, na predstave i u muzej, volim pjevati, šetati Vilsonovim i pisati poeziju na svom prvom i drugom jeziku.  Hvala Vam što ste došli! Jedva čekam da Vas bolje upoznam!

  • Irena Roić-Arslanagić

    My name is Irena. I was born and raised in Sarajevo. I finished art school. I work at Izvor as an administrative assistant.


    Moje ime je Irena. Rođena sam i odrasla u Sarajevu. Završila sam umjetničku školu. U Izvoru radim kao administrativni asistent.